Toyota resurrects Venza as hybrid

Toyota resurrects Venza as hybrid

The Venza’s back in the Toyota lineup; it’s been gone five years. Few missed it; some didn’t know it had gone away. When I mentioned its return to Jan, she said, “that is Toyota’s small car, right?” “No, you’re thinking…

Cadillac narrows sedans to CT4, CT5

Cadillac narrows sedans to CT4, CT5

A fun drive it is, regarding the all-new entry-level sedan from Cadillac – the 2020 CT4, replacing the discontinued ATS in the luxury lineup. A 310-horsepower, 2.7-liter turbocharged V-6 engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission boosts considerably the performance…

Stapp pins hopes on solar, hail reduction

Stapp pins hopes on solar, hail reduction

With a noontime ribbon-cutting, Stapp Interstate Toyota showed off its iPOWER/VPS Solar Integrated Hail Canopies, one of the first of its kind in the country. What a sight it is – 53,000 square feet of hail-shielding fabric and solar panels…

Toyota RAV4 leads with Prime plug-in

Toyota RAV4 leads with Prime plug-in

The Toyota RAV4, best-selling SUV/crossover in the country, has rolled into the world of electrics with a plug-in hybrid. The new model, 2021 RAV4 Prime, offers up to 42 miles of all-electric drive, lending quite a boost to the Toyota’s…

2021 Acura TLX in flashy makeover

2021 Acura TLX in flashy makeover

A couple of ’21 Acuras have shown up, back-to-back, at my doorstep, one with a splash of flash and enough improvement to merit a second look; the other is a holdover from established strong qualifications. The star entry is the…

6.2 V-8 adds road command for Trail Boss

6.2 V-8 adds road command for Trail Boss

Tuesday morning’s rain and light snow was a cool calling for me into the driver’s seat of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado Trail Boss just an hour before it was picked up by Automotive Media Solutions representatives. It was a last-minute…

Odyssey in drive to Dermer service

Odyssey in drive to Dermer service

Sporting new design to its grille and headlamps, the 2021 Honda Odyssey showed up at my place in, also, a new hue – forest mist metallic. The Odyssey is one of three strong minivans battling it out amidst lessening market…

Chevy Bolt rolls into Electric Week

Chevy Bolt rolls into Electric Week

The annual National Drive Electric Week kicked off in late September, and there I was reviewing the 2020 Chevy Bolt Electric – excellent timing. The special week “heightens awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlights the benefits…

Back then. . . . .1980 Chevrolet C10 pickup

Back then. . . . .1980 Chevrolet C10 pickup

(More than 40 years ago, on April 19, 1980, I reviewed in The Denver Post a Chevrolet C10 6-cylinder pickup. Following are excerpts:) A piano-hauling trip to Fort Worth, Texas, provided a test for a half-ton Chevrolet with a 250-cubic-inch…

VW Atlas stirs memories of Paul Gebhardt

VW Atlas stirs memories of Paul Gebhardt

I was driving a 2021 Volkswagen Atlas in mid-August when I heard of the death of Paul Gebhardt, 89, longtime Boulder automobile dealer who died Aug. 7. The Atlas, noted for its passenger/cargo roominess, has undergone exterior styling refreshment for…